Drug Overdose (cont.)
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Are There Home Remedies for a Suspected Drug Overdose?
Home care and home remedies should not be done without first consulting a doctor or poison expert. Call Poison Control 800-222-1222 (U.S.) even if the person has no symptoms but overdose is suspected.
For some accidental drug overdoses, the local poison control center may recommend home therapy and observation. Because of the potential for problems after some overdoses, syrup of ipecac or other therapies should not be given unless directed by a medical professional.
Is Follow-up Necessary After a Drug Overdose?
Everyone who suffers an overdose needs to be seen by his or her doctor for follow-up. In part this is to ensure that there are no delayed injuries to any organ system. It is also to make sure that prevention against a recurrence is in place.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/21/2017
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